Felix Mendelssohn in Regent's Park - the 1840's

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 53-4:

The wife of Ignaz Moscheles, the celebrated pianist and composer, used also to give musical receptions at her house in Chester Place, Regent's Park. I remember hearing from my father that Madame Moscheles told him, on one occasion, that she was expecting Mendelssohn to come on a certain evening and asked him, as a great favour, to allow the chorus of the German Opera, of which he was the conductor, to come to her house and sing the choruses from Mendelssohn's oratorio 'Edipus in Colonos' as a surprise for the composer when he arrived. My father and the chorus stood in the inner hall of the …   more >>

cite as

Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 53-4. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436176439600 accessed: 16 May, 2022

location of experience: Regent's Park

Listeners

Felix Mendelssohn
Organist, Composer, Conducting, Pianist
1809-1847

Listening to

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Oedipus at Colonus
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Wilhelm Taubert
performed by Chorus of German Opera

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:53:59 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:13:03 +0000